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Maryland 8, Cumberland 6, Abc 6, Andy Harris 3, Allegheny 3, Baltimore 3, Elmo 2, Paul Pardus 2, Baltimore City 2, Mexico 2, Karl 2, Megan 2, Western Maryland 2, Montevideo 2, James Lee 1, Gibson 1, Sherrie Johnson 1, Sherrie 1, Alvin Gibson 1, Bernstein 1,
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    September 17, 2010
    6:30 - 7:00am EDT  

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clearing and maybe some sun, clouds fight their way back in. we have a strong breeze and two degree guaranteed high of 82. >> reporter: as traffic starts to build, you'll see a slowdown. speeds will be down because of the wet roads as well. 95 looks a lot better. it doesn't begin to get slow until you approach powder mill road. we do have some building volume eight minutes, 895 southbound from the split. 95 southbound looks good from the about eliminate way and route 92. we are only working one accident this morning and it is a serious one southbound route 1 at monday that individual deo
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drive. -- montevideo drive. a doctor continues to recover after a gunman shot him before killing his own mother and then taking his own life. linda? >> reporter: the doctor is expected to survive. he spent the day in surgery yesterday and came out last night. he remains in stable condition here at hopkins. it was a kai ottic scene as thing -- chaotic scene as things broke out shortly after 11:00 yesterday. the sprawling medical campus was put on lookdown after police say 50-year-old paul pardus pulled out a gun and shot the doctor in the stomach. he became distraught after being briefed on his mother's condition. he believed doctors failed her, and that's what prompted had imto shoot the doctor. he then shot his mother in the head and turned the gun on himself. it caught a lot of people at
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the hospital offguard. >> it's scary knowing that someone's on the outside on a rampage with a gun in a hospital. that's where we're supposed to be protected. >> reporter: metal detectors may have kept pardus from bringing that gun into the hospital. there are more than 80 entrances on the campus and have a metal detector at every entrance would be nearly impossible. still, they will review security procedures. linda so, abc 2 news. >> remember to stay with abc 2 news and abc2news.com for the latest developments on this story. when you get to our web site, you'll find a number of pictures and video. we have raw video from the scene outside the hospital. the slide show has pictures that we captured during that scene. of course background on the history of johns hopkins hospital. all of that can be found at abc2news.com. it's 6:33 right now making headlines around the nation this morning. remember that woman who gave an emotional interview after she
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was attacked. someone threw acid in her face but nobody knew who it was. she was her own attacker. bethany admitted to dousing herself with acid. police say her story began to unravel and she came clean during a search of her home. she canceled a planned appearance on oprah. being on the cheerleading squad sounds like a really fun activity for a 6-year-old but one young cheerleader will have to hang up her pom-poms because of a move by her mother. the mom did not approve of one of the cheers. the cheer said "our backs ache, our skirts are too tight, we shake our booties from left to right." now the football league is giving the family the boot. >> i can't believe it, to be honest. i don't even know what i will tell my daughter. >> the whole story ended up being a big debate on the radio station. other parents say they have no
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problem with the cheer. she hareceived support from the community. other teams have invited her daughter to cheer with them. >> the police are calling a florida dad a real bully after he jumped on his daughter's school bus and confronted some kids who harassed his little girl. the irate father's tirade was caught on a camera from the school bus surveillance video. his father says the daughter was debting beat up and picked on on rides on the school bus. i now pronounce you man and wife. you may kiss the bride! >> i love it. that's one approach. one lucky couple took the plunge in an unusual way. heather hyde and anthony milan tide the knot while on a roller
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coaster ride at a fair in washington. can't you hear the jokes now? they were winners of a roller coaster wedding. they had just one week to get everything ready for their big day. the couple met at work and have been dating for four years. i hope the marriage is no roller coaster. jamie's on the go this morning. coming up, we'll check where he's hanging out. here's a hint, the video. it's beautiful. if you didn't vote on primary day, you were not alone. ♪
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maryland residents can save up to $780 while funds last.
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es tax on ez that's in andy harris' unfair tax plan. 23% sales tax. a 23% sales tax will cut my business in half. would be devastating. andy harris' 23% sales tax absolutely makes no sense. 23% sales tax would really make things unaffordable. that's too high for the average american out here. i don't know how we would manage it really. don't like that idea. we can't afford andy harris' idea. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. it's 6:38. jamie's on the go this morning. today you will find him checking out cumberland all the way over in allegheny county in western maryland. jamie, what are you doing out
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there? >> reporter: wear on baltimore street in the heart of cumberland. a lot of you may have gone to frostburg, may have worked at the paper mill out there in luke and a lot of you are going to the lake today or stopping for a pit stop, but come to cumberland. we were invited and that's where we are. we're talking to ed who runs main street. he said the only thing missing is the mouse. doesn't it look like main street usa in disney world? they have a lot of shops, restaurants, nightlife galore, new restaurants opening up in town. also, we're here for the beauty of allegheny county. we were out here and went to rocky gap. they call it the mountain side of maryland. we're going to show you what's up and what we're missing. that's why we're here in cumberland today. at 9:00 we'll meet all of the friendly people in cumberland and frostburg and everybody in between. we're on the go in cumberland.
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allegheny county. >> the video is just beautiful. we'll have to check in later when it's light out. >> all right, megan. we'll see you at 9:00. primary day is over but we don't know who will be baltimore city's top prosecutor. we may have to wait longer to figure out that more ballots have to be counted and a possible legal battle that could be in the works. plus, a woman brought to the hospital by so-called good samaritans may have been the ones who held her captive for nearly a year. plus -- >> family members of the johns hopkins shooter talk about the tragedy. hear what they have to say coming up. also ahead, who would leave puppies in a dumpster? wait until you see these guys. they sore cute. cuddly, sweet and need a home. we've got the latest just ahead.
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time now is 6:43. aisle megan pringle for your abc 2 news to go. a shooting inside a place where you go to heal. johns hopkins hospital staff still trying to wrap their heads around a shooting that happened yesterday. a gunman shot a doctor before
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killing his own mother and turning the gun on himself. we have live team coverage from the scene in a moment. first, we get aa check on the weather. it was a wild night. here's meteorologist justin berk. >> we'll hear about the possible tornado new york city got. the good news is even though it rained earlier than expected, it's already out of here this morning. 64 degrees and a clear sky over gwynn oaks elementary school. there may be more clouds that fight their way back in. a gusty breeze with winds. a partly cloudy sky up to 82. more on hurricane karl. a major storm about to hit mexico coming up in a couple of minutes. here's kim now with traffic. >> the slick roads contributed to slippery conditions this morning. we are working two injury accidents in the area. in jetup in howard county, southbound route 1 remains
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closed at monte video drive. as you see, traffic is building around the beltway. megan, back to you. police say a man shot his mother, doctor and barricaded himself inside of her room where he shot and killed his mom before committing suicide. this morning, the community at johns hopkins continues to recover from such a huge scare. linda so joins us live with more. linda? >> reporter: it's got to be on everyone's minds especially those who come here today. i can tell you good news. the doctor is expected to survive. he spent the day in surgery yesterday. at last check remains in stable condition here at hopkins. it was a chaotic scene on the eighth floor of the nelson building. the sprawling medical building was put on lockdown after paul
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pardus pulled out a gun and shot dr. david in the symptom mick. he believed doctors had failed his mother and prompted him to shoot the doctor. pardus then ran into his mother's room, shot her in the head and turned the gun on himself. news of the shooting had people with relatives who work here at hopkins scrambling to get to the scene. >> my brother finally contacted her and at least we know that she answered the phone and is okay. >> a metal detector might have kept pardus from bringing the gun into hopkins. officials know there are more than 80 entrances and to have a detector at every door is near impossible. they will review security procedures in hopkins. linda so, abc 2 news. >> the scene that played outside of johns hopkins hospital and inside the hospital yesterday morning is a scene that we have seen numerous times in and around
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u.s. hospitals every single year. this is from knoxville where a man with a history mental problems wounded two people. there was also a shooting inside a cleveland hospital. so far this year there have been fatal shootings at eight hospital as cross the united states including yesterday's deadly attack at hopkins. since 1995, there have been 256 reports of violent crimes in medical centers, a number that has risen over the past three years. this morning, we're hearing from the suspect, the shooter, neighbors who knew him and northern virginia at their home. they describe him as a very dedicated son. >> he was are always there for her. if she had to go in an chance with her. i told her when i seen him
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walking her out that she had a great son. you don't find too many like that. >> it's hard to imagine the desperation paul pardus must have felt. it's something those who knew him are trying to understand including his own brother. sherrie? >> reporter: good morning, megan. yes, family members are still trying to come to terms with all of this. they are still in a state of shock and confusion over the whole event here. paul pardus' brother alvin gibson says he spoke to pardus on sunday after his mother underwent surgery. gibson said his mother was very upset and did not tush out the way his doctor told him it would. the surgery was not successful, news that was devastating to pardus. >> i guess he thought that she was suffering a lot and that she wasn't going to be able to
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walk again. >> reporter: now, johns hopkins security staff maintains that their security plan worked very well and that it kept patients and other visitors very safe during this whole ordeal. sherrie johnson, abc 2 news. >> here are some fast facts about hop kins to put this whole situation in perspective. the hospital, as you know,huge. it has nearly 1100 patient beds and sees more than 46,000 patients admitted every single year. more than 12,000 people work at the hospital in the school of medicine along with 3700 full time and part-time faculty. it has been ranged the number one hospital in the country. remember to keep it tuned to abc 2 news and abc2news.com for the latest developments on the story. when you get to our web site, you'll find a number of videos
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and pictures. we have raw video a slide show of pictures captured and a background of history on hopkins. all of that can be found at abc2news.com. february minutes away from 7:00 right now. a 22-year-old woman was in the hospital after police say she was imprisoned in a baltimore county apartment tortured and beaten. , drove the woman to the hospital claiming they found her in terrible condition. once the woman woke up from a coma two weeks later, they learned the so-called good samaritan good friends were her captors. the woman was beaten and money was likely a motive. >> somehow they were able to get ahold of her bank card and were using her bank card to remove money from the bank
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machine, the money she was receiving from social security income. >> doctors at gbmc found the victim. they say she's been blinded in one eye, part of her upper lip is missing and there are open wounds that left her with a staph infection and flesh eating bacteria throughout her body. the race for the next baltimore city state's own is not. the more than 1500 absentee ballots were counted yesterday. bernstein now leads by more than 1300 votes, however, he has not claireed a victory and jessamy has yet to concede. >> tonout in maryland's voting appears to be the lowest on record. unofficial polling places, the turnout was about 24%, only 2.4% of voters cast their
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ballots in early voting. garrett county in western maryland had the highest with nearly 40%. former governor bob ehrlich has released an outline of plans that he has for his new administration if he gets his old job back. ehrlich released his road map to 2020. in it, he is proposing the value for the dollar initiative. it will basically align government spending with revenues by delivering services for residents at the price that they are willing to pay. his plan also includes the 1% reduction in the sales tax and doubling the number of charter schools in the state of maryland. ♪ [music] ♪ >> this is so cute. elmo visited a baltimore city elementary school to celebrate early americaning success in maryland. after all, elmo is from
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baltimore. he thrilled students at the elementary school as part of a bps kids raising readers program. at the time helps children age 2 to 8. maryland public television is one of 20 stations that participate in the program. look at the smiles on their faces. it's so cute. it is 6:53 right now. a harford county animal rescue group turned a heartbreaking story into a great story. a garbage collector found a box taped shut after hearing moaning. something was moving inside. look what was inside. six puppies and they are so cute. the rescue center nursed them back to healthable now they have a new challenge, finding them a home. we thought we were go going to lose one or two of them.
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we don't know how long they had been in there. took them all to the vet and they are all healthy now. they are 6 weeks old and they are doing great. >> with one tough task completed, the new challenge is finding homes for the marc miracle pups. if you are interested in adopting one they have them at a pet rescue center. the number's an your screen. now, the forecast certified most accurate by weather rate and maryland's most powerful doppler radar. 6:54. we have the rain coming out of here this morning opinion hurricane karl will be a big deal. it already is a big deal. it's within about 60 miles now of vera cruz, mexico and the track will take it onshore later today and tonight. the problem is how much it
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strengthened since yesterday. winds are 120 miles per hour and may reach category 3 status before making landfall. that would be tonight near vera cruz. it looks like a possibility of 140 mile-per-hour winds, 15 foot storm surge, up to 15 inches of rainfall on the track taking it close to the metro area of mexico city. mud slides coming and fatalities are expected. there's gusty winds at 56 degrees. we have clear skies overhead. there's strong gusty winds behind the storm system. the possibility today we have gusts up to 30 miles per hour. we are expecting high temperatures reaching 82 degrees. we'll toss it to kim brown with the traffic. kim? >> reporter: thanks, justin. we have a handful of serious incidents to let you know about. the slick roads can be treacherous. this morning as we look at our
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cameras, here we are on the beltway a little slow between 795 as you broach the national pike and working two accidents northbound on the jfx at the ram top northern parkway as one. that has the exit ramp closed. another crash northern parkway at liberty heights. south bound 1 remains closed at montevideo drive. it's been two weeks since james lee walked inside discovery headquarters with bombs strapped to his bodies and took hostages. these people refuse to be victims. that's just ahead on "good morning america." don't forget about "good morning, maryland" at 9:00. everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period,
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particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
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